Sophia Smith

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
Sophia Smith
Sophia Smith


Dr. Sophia Smith is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the Duke School of Nursing and earned her PhD and MSW degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Her research explores ways to improve the quality of cancer care including post-treatment survivorship and palliative care with a primary focus on leveraging technology in delivering behavioral health interventions to the community. She is leading efforts to integrate clinical cancer care and research in building the scientific evidence that informs evidence-based practice through her current and past membership on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Survivorship Guidelines Panel and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Survivorship Committee. Dr. Smith’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, NCCN, and Pfizer Grants for Independent Learning and Change.


Associate Professor in the School of Nursing in the School of Nursing

2020 School of Nursing

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2013 School of Medicine


M.S.W. 2001

2001 University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Ph.D. 2007

2007 University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Publications, Grants & Awards

DCI Centers, Cancer Types & Labs

Offices & Contact

307 Trent Dr, DUMC 3322, Pearson 2114
Durham, NC
DUMC 3322
Durham, NC